AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:06:56 -0500 Utah midwife ordered to face trial in baby's death Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:04:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/23/US-Midwife-Manslaughter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Midwife-Manslaughter c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-6eed CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A Cedar City midwife has been ordered to stand trial on a felony manslaughter charge in the 2012 death of a premature baby. Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:48:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/22/AF--Ebola-West.Africa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--Ebola-West.Africa c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-7226 BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country. Pope meets with autistic children Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:37:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/22/EU--Vatican-Pope-Autism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--Vatican-Pope-Autism c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-7240 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience Saturday aimed at offering solidarity to people living with the condition. UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:04:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/22/AF--Ebola-Sierra.Leone/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--Ebola-Sierra.Leone c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-7278 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the World Health Organization has described as an "intense" surge in cases. Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:22:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/22/AF--Madagascar-Plague/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--Madagascar-Plague c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-7286 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August. House GOP sues Obama administration on health law Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:49:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/21/US--House-Health.Law.Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--House-Health.Law.Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-78de WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority. Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:58:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/21/AF--Ebola-Guinea-Samples.Stolen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--Ebola-Guinea-Samples.Stolen c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-7863 CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. New bird flu cluster identified in Netherlands Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:21:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/21/EU--Netherlands-Bird.Flu/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--Netherlands-Bird.Flu c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-79b2 AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch authorities Friday said they will slaughter poultry at a cluster of three farms after new cases of bird flu were found in the town of Kamperveen, in the third outbreak in the Netherlands this week. Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva for Ebola treatment Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:37:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/21/EU--Switzerland-Cuba-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--Switzerland-Cuba-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-7a3a BERLIN (AP) — A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in Switzerland for treatment and was able to walk off the transport plane, a Geneva medical official said Friday. How the AP-NORC Center poll was conducted Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:36:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/21/US-AP-Poll-Employee-Benefits-Future-Method/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-AP-Poll-Employee-Benefits-Future-Method c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-7d05 The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll of employers on the health insurance market was conducted Aug. 19 to Oct. 8, 2014, among a random sample of 1,061 employers with at least three full-time or part-time employees. The survey was conducted with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:34:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/20/US--Generic.Drugs-Price.Hikes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Generic.Drugs-Price.Hikes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-50b8c056:149c820ee8d:-76e0 WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:21:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/20/US-MED-Ebola-Aid/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Ebola-Aid c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-7e7e NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding. Family gets $6.75 million in Botox treatment case Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:56:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/20/US-Botox-Verdict/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Botox-Verdict c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-7f3e MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son's cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications and sued its manufacturer won a $6.75 million verdict from a federal jury on Thursday. Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:30:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/20/EU--Global.Obesity/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--Global.Obesity c9d8ec1afb93944a:-50b8c056:149c820ee8d:-774b LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday. Wyoming man hospitalized after breathing ammonia Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:20:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/20/US--Ammonia.Leak-Worker/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ammonia.Leak-Worker c9d8ec1afb93944a:262eb2aa:149cecef662:-7fb7 CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A worker remained hospitalized more than a week after he inhaled ammonia fumes through a malfunctioning respirator at a chemical plant that agreed to improve worker safety three years ago in a settlement, officials said. Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:28:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/20/ML--Egypt-Female.Genital.Mutilation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_ML--Egypt-Female.Genital.Mutilation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-50b8c056:149c820ee8d:-76c3 CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial on charges of breaking the ban on the practice. Outrage in Italy after asbestos case is thrown out Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:24:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/20/EU-Italy-Asbestos-Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU-Italy-Asbestos-Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:-50b8c056:149c820ee8d:-76c2 ROME (AP) — Premier Matteo Renzi added his voice to a chorus of outrage across Italy on Thursday after the country's highest court threw out a conviction against a Swiss businessman for some 3,000 asbestos-related deaths blamed on contamination from a construction company. Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:15:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/20/Ebola-Orphans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_Ebola-Orphans c9d8ec1afb93944a:-50b8c056:149c820ee8d:-77d0 CHICAGO (AP) — The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons. Town ends bid to ban tobacco sales after outcry Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:30:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/19/US-Town-vs-Tobacco/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Town-vs-Tobacco c9d8ec1afb93944a:-50b8c056:149c820ee8d:-7b27 WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke. Bono, Affleck stay silent in ad on Ebola response Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:10:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/11/19/US--Ebola.Celebrity.Video/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ebola.Celebrity.Video c9d8ec1afb93944a:-50b8c056:149c820ee8d:-7bff LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and "The Walking Dead" actress Danai Gurira are among the celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.